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June 29, 2017

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Joins Forces With Providence

by Zara Jethani

Providence Health & Services announces a new affiliation with Pacific Neuroscience Institute, renowned for its minimally invasive treatments and research. Read More.

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June 26, 2017

PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Marlon Saria, PhD, RN Cares for the ‘Other Patient’

by Zara Jethani

Dr. Marlon Saria implements clinical research to increase quality of life not only for patients with brain cancer but their family caregivers as well.

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June 16, 2017

What is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery and How Can It Help?

by Jean-Philippe Langevin

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat people with symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or essential tremor.

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June 8, 2017

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise

by Melita Petrossian

Scientific studies have shown again, and again that exercise and physical activity can have dramatic impacts on the outcome and well-being in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The benefits of exercise are so widespread, as listed below, that exercise should be thought of as medicine. Read more.

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June 1, 2017

Clinical Trials Roundup: June 2017

by Marlon Saria

We are pleased to add an Ischemic Stroke study to our clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Ongoing trials in quality & outcomes research & brain cancer are actively recruiting. Read more.

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May 19, 2017

PATIENT STORY: A Subdural Hematoma Strikes

by Sharmyn McGraw

Subdural hematomas are a life-threatening condition caused by bleeding in the skull outside the brain. Read about a patient's experience with neurosurgeon, Garni Barkhoudarian, MD.

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May 15, 2017

Introducing A Cancer Survivorship Support Program

by Zara Jethani

Cancer survivors can now have access to more resources for cancer care or post-cancer needs at Providence Saint John’s new survivorship program. Read more.

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May 11, 2017

Cancer Clinical Trials: Pushing the Pace of Progress

by Zara Jethani

Clinical trials are the lifeblood of medical advances. Without these studies, new treatments would simply not emerge. Find out about the clinical trials program at Saint John’s Cancer Institute which has significantly expanded its clinical trials program and expects to have more than 60 trials underway by the end of 2017.

May 8, 2017

Stroke Awareness Month: May 2017

by Jason Tarpley

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is preventable. Identifying risk factors that contribute can help reduce the likelihood of having a stroke. Read more.

May 4, 2017

Brain Tumor Awareness Month: May 2017

by Daniel F. Kelly

At the Pacific Brain Tumor Center, we provide comprehensive care for patients with all types of brain tumors, including benign and malignant brain tumors, tumors of the skull base as well as metastatic brain tumors that arise from cancers elsewhere in the body. See more.

Last updated: May 11th, 2017